a plane figure bounded by two radii and the included arc of a circle
a social group that forms part of the society or the economy
"the public sector"
a particular aspect of life or activity
"he was helpless in an important sector of his life"
the minimum track length that can be assigned to store information; unless otherwise specified a sector of data consists of 512 bytes
a portion of a military position
measuring instrument consisting of two graduated arms hinged at one end
zone (designated area)
A part of a circle, extending to the center.
a fixed-sized unit (traditionally 512 bytes) of sequential data stored on a track of a digital medium (compare to block)
An area designated by boundaries within which a unit operates, and for which it is responsible.
One of the subdivisions of a coastal frontier.
a fictional region of space designated for navigational or governance purposes; for instance, W:Sector (Star Trek), W:List of Star Wars sectors
a part of a circle comprehended between two radii and the included arc
a mathematical instrument, consisting of two rulers connected at one end by a joint, each arm marked with several scales, as of equal parts, chords, sines, tangents, etc., one scale of each kind on each arm, and all on lines radiating from the common center of motion. The sector is used for plotting, etc., to any scale
an astronomical instrument, the limb of which embraces a small portion only of a circle, used for measuring differences of declination too great for the compass of a micrometer. When it is used for measuring zenith distances of stars, it is called a zenith sector
Origin: [L., properly, a cutter, fr. secare, sectum, to cut: cf. F. secteur. See Section.]
Sector is an unincorporated community in Hampshire County in the U.S. state of West Virginia. It is located along the west bank of the South Branch Potomac River on Fleming-Sector Road across from Glebe. Sector grew in importance as a result of its operation of a post office and station on the South Branch Valley Railroad in the early 20th century. On the railroad, it was known as Glebe Station because it served Glebe across the South Branch. A suspension bridge once connected the two communities via Fleming-Sector Road, but it was demolished after a succession of serious floods, most recently in the late 1930s or early 1940s and has not been rebuilt since.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sek′tur, n. that which cuts: that which is cut off: a portion of the circle between two radii and the intercepted arc: a mathematical instrument for finding a fourth proportional: an astronomical instrument: (mech.) a toothed gear, the face of which is the arc of a circle.—adjs. Sec′toral; Sectō′rial, adapted or intended for cutting.—n. a scissor-tooth. [L. sector—secāre, to cut.]
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
1. An area designated by boundaries within which a unit operates, and for which it is responsible. 2. One of the subdivisions of a coastal frontier. See also area of influence; zone of action.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Sector' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1188
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Sector' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1209
Rank popularity for the word 'Sector' in Nouns Frequency: #401
The numerical value of Sector in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of Sector in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Ooops. My brain just hit a bad sector.
The health sector continuously get’s pummeled by malicious actors and hackers because their cyber-kinetic security is being managed by “Participation Trophy” winning wimps!
You'll have the right to be angry about Vault 7 only after you boycott dragnet surveillance data providers like Google, Microsoft, Skype, Facebook and LinkedIn. The true threat is coming from the private sector surveillance profiteers.
The healthcare and social assistance major sector is expected to become the largest employing major sector during the projections decade, overtaking the state and local government major sector and the professional and business services major sector.
It is expected from the government officials and the financial sector to selectively report on the good news to avoid investors panic and maintain confidence in the economy. Unfortunately building confidence has been the name of the game since the beginning of the crisis rather than real economic reforms.
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